We have uncovered new details in an early morning shooting in Kanawha County, WV.
Deputies have identified the victims as Jerome Gooch, 28 of Charleston, and Shawn Jackson, 28 of Cleveland, OH. Gooch was shot in the leg and is expected to recover. Jackson suffered injuries from the fight but wasn't shot.
Both victims are cooperating with investigators.
A fight broke out at the Charleston Moose Lodge during an unauthorized homecoming kick-off party for West Virginia State University around 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
Kimberly Osborne, WVSU Vice President of University Relations and Operations, said the university is disappointed club promoters used the mascot on the flyers without permission.
"The safety and security of the entire campus community, including our students, is of the utmost importance to West Virginia State University. The tragic early morning event occurred off-campus and was not affiliated with the University in any way," she said.
Police are searching for a gunman after an early morning shooting in Kanawha County.
The shooting happened at the Charleston Moose Lodge on Kanawha Boulevard about 2:30 a.m. Students from West Virginia State University said they were partying at the moose lodge for a homecoming kickoff party.
WVSU will play Urbana University Blue Knights at Lakin Field on Saturday. This was an unauthorized homecoming party and not sponsored by the university.
Detectives said there was some sort of fight inside of the Moose Lodge, which spilled into the parking lot. At least 200 people were on the property when gunshots rang out in the parking lot.
A man was shot at least two times in the legs. The victim was dropped off at CAMC by a friend. He is alert, talking, and expected to survive, detectives said.
Authorities are trying to retrace the steps that led to the shooting. They said most of the witnesses frantically left the scene after the shooting.
Call the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department if you have any information on the gunman or shooting at 304-357-0169.